150+ Spider Names for Small Pets With Big Personalities

Hands Holding Spider

Spiders make cool and unusual pets, and when you have a pet as unique as a spider, you'll want to gift it with a name that suits its coolness. No matter what creepy crawly critter you call yours, one of these spider names is going to be the perfect match for your pet.

Spider Names Based on Characteristics

Spiders have some very unique characteristics compared to other animals. Play on their many specific features to try and come up with the perfect name.

  • Webber
  • Webster
  • Ocho
  • Fuzzy
  • Furball
  • Spike
  • Silky
  • Fang
  • Venom
  • Itsy
  • Bitsy
  • Bitty Betty
  • Goliath
  • Beast
  • Ginormo
  • Tiny
  • Smalls
  • Squirt
  • Sticky
  • Spins
150+ spider names

Names for Jumping Spiders

Several breeds of spiders, outside of the tarantula, have been known to make good pets. Jumping spiders are known for their ability to hop around, for their colorful markings, and for their ability to see more than black and white, which they use to their full advantage when attracting a mate. In the spider world, they are quite beautiful. All of these specific qualities can help you come up with a perfect name for your Jumping Spider.

  • Busy
  • Hoppy
  • Leggy
  • Prancer
  • Skippy
  • Leapy
  • Springer
  • Frisky
  • Rainbow
  • Peacock
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Pretty Boy
  • Rico Suave
  • Lothario
  • Handsome
  • Cassanova
  • Don Juan
  • Lady Killer
  • Playboy
  • Stunner
  • Bella
  • Dazzler
  • Doll
  • Hunk
  • Bonny
  • Spunky
  • Star
  • Magneto
  • Foxy
  • Hot Stuff

Names for a Wolf Spider

Another popular pet spider breed is the wolf spider. A wolf spider can grow up to 3 inches in size and prefer to spend their days crawling around the floor of the terrarium. They are shy creatures and normally sport shades of grey or brown colorings and markings.

  • Wolfie
  • Doggo
  • Crawler
  • Howler (they don't actually howl, but wolves do)
  • Cocoa
  • Brownie
  • Mocha
  • Cookie
  • Sienna
  • Tater
  • Chesnut
  • Sandy
  • Russet
  • Buffy
  • Umber
  • Khaki
  • Beaver
  • Walnut
  • Muddy
  • Smokey
  • Silver
  • Honey
  • Moose
  • Cinnamon
  • Peanut
  • Maple
  • Kahlua
  • Java
  • Dusky
  • Steele
  • Sooty
  • Ash
  • Pearl
  • Rhino
  • Pewter
  • Stone
  • Minky
  • Ghostie
  • Shadow
  • Slate
  • Pepper
  • Luna
  • Stella
  • Lady Grey
  • Stoney
  • Bash (shy and bashful animal)
  • Mouse
  • Timmy (play on timid personality)
  • Sheepy
  • Chary
  • Coy
Burrowing Wolf Spider

Names for a Grass Spider

Another common type of spider to keep as a pet is the grass spider. The grass spider is a quick little guy who makes up for his lack of a sticky web with his ability to chase his prey pretty quickly.

  • Zippy
  • Speedy
  • Brisky
  • Sprite
  • Turbo
  • Sporty
  • Swifty
  • Rapido
  • Jet
  • Nimble
  • Breakneck
  • Whirlwind
  • Supersonic
  • Snappy
  • Ultra
  • Bullet
  • Blitz
  • Arrow
  • Daggar
  • Bolt
  • Chase
  • Fury
  • Lightening
  • Flash
  • Lassie Grassy

Famous Spider Names

There have been countless spider characters in movies, television, books, and films. See if any of these iconic names suits your spider.

  • Miss Spider - character from David Kirk's children books
  • La Princesse - giant mechanical spider designed by the French performance act company La Machine
  • Kumonga - spider in the movie Son of Godzilla
  • Miss Arrow - Marvel characters
  • Boris the Spider - inspired by a song written by The Who's bass guitarist, John Entwistle
  • Lucas the spider - an animated character
  • Anansi - Akan Folktale character
  • Toby - inspired by actor Tobey Maguire from Spiderman movie
  • Tommy - inspired by actor Tom Holland who acted in Spiderman movie
  • Spidey - Spiderman's nickname
  • Charlotte - main character in Charlotte's Web
  • Aragog - spider in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Madame Octa- spider in Cirque du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan
  • Shelob- Lord of the Rings
  • Seymore- H.R. Pufnstuf
  • Frank - The Loud House
  • Contessa - Black widow spider in video game, Sly 2: Band of Thieves
  • Black Widow- Marvel character
  • Scar Jo - actress who played Black Widow in Marvel series
  • Scarlett - see above
  • Rosie - spider in A Bug's Life
  • Joy - character in Charlotte's Web 2
  • Aranea - character in Charlotte's Web 2
  • Nellie - character in Charlotte's Web 2
  • Jeff - spider in Bill and Mandy
  • Kamaji - spider in Spirited Away
  • Harry - Jake and the Neverland Pirates

Names That Mean Spider

You can also call your spider by a name that means spider in a different language.

  • Araignée - French
  • Aranha - Portuguese
  • Araña - Spanish
  • Aranya - Catalan
  • Armiarma - Basque
  • Brimba - Maltese
  • Edderkop - Danish
  • Pauk - Bosnian, Croatian, Russian, Serbian
  • Pavouk - Czech
  • Pry Cop - Welsh
  • Ragno - Italian
  • Shpin - Yiddish

  • Spin - Dutch
  • Spindel - Swedish
  • Voras - Lithuanian

Number One Naming Rule

When it comes to naming your spider, the number one rule is to have fun. Unlike naming other pets, there are no rules in spider naming. Use your pet's personality traits, markings, and personal interests to help you arrive at a perfect name for your pet spider.

150+ Spider Names for Small Pets With Big Personalities